Latest ferry schedules
Stumpy Point –Rodanthe
The NCDOT Ferry Division is offering 16 departures from each side to assist with the re-entry process for Hatteras Island, on the following schedule beginning 5 a.m., Friday, Sept. 9:
Departing Stumpy Point at 12:30 a.m., 2 a.m., 3:30 a.m., 5 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m. 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11 p.m.
Departing Rodanthe at midnight, 1:30 a.m., 3 a.m., 4:30 a.m., 6 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m., and 10:30 p.m.
Between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4:30 a.m., the Ferry Division will give boarding priority to vehicles carrying essential commodities. Commercial vehicles are urged to use the overnight ferry trips in order to avoid congestion with the re-entry of residents.
• Departing Cedar Island at 7 a.m., 10, 1 p.m. and 3:30; and
• Departing Ocracoke at 7:30 a.m., 10, 1 p.m. and 3:30.
• Departing Swan Quarter at 7 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4:30; and
• Departing Ocracoke at 6:30 a.m., 9:30, 12:45 p.m. and 4.
The Hatteras Inlet ferry is running on a reduced schedule to accommodate Hatteras Island residents who choose to return through Ocracoke via the ferries from Swan Quarter or Cedar Island.
Ferries leave the Hatteras village docks on the even hour. The first ferry is at 6 a.m. and the last at midnight. Ferries leave Ocracoke on the odd hour, beginning at 7 a.m. and ending with the last trip at 11 p.m.
Ocracoke Island is open to all, and the Swan Quarter and Cedar Island ferries are by reservation.
Hatteras Island is open only to residents and non-resident property owners.
For ferry reservations and information, contact the NCDOT Ferry Division at 1-800-BY-FERRY.
Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011
Community Meeting Sunday on Hatteras Island
A community meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Avon Volunteer Fire Department.
Everyone on Hatteras Island is invited to meet with Board of Commissioners Chairman, Warren Judge, and Vice-Chairman, Allen Burrus, as they discuss the on-going recovery effort and listen to citizen concerns.
Ocracoke allows non-resident property owners to return
Beginning on Saturday, Sept. 3, there will be re-entry to Ocracoke for vehicles with red stickers (non-resident property owners). Also acceptable is proper documentation, including your Ocracoke tax card, deed, and identification. Also in place is the continued re-entry for vehicles with a purple sticker and vehicles with a green sticker (residents). Residents with a current, valid driver’s license with an Ocracoke address are also allowed. A priority order of purple sticker, green sticker, and red sticker will allow infrastructure, utilities, and essential personnel to get in place, residents to get back to their homes, and non-resident property owners to assess their property.
Access to Ocracoke is only allowed via NCDOT ferry traffic from Swan Quarter and Cedar Island and Hatteras. Authorized traffic from Hatteras will need to be aware of Dare County’s current re-entry policy and status. There is no re-entry to Hatteras Island at this time except through the Stumpy Point ferry.
The current Ferry Schedule is as follows:
Leaving Swan Quarter
Leaving Cedar Island
Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative update
On Saturday morning, CHEC crews worked with Caterpillar technicians and successfully coordinated the two megawatt generators to power all four circuits in the tri-villages. The villages of Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo have continuous emergency power with adequate generation capacity for the return of residents. The villages of Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras continue to receive emergency power from the diesel generator in Buxton. CHEC continues to urge all members to conserve use of electricity until permanent transmission service is restored.
Cooperative crews continue to make significant progress in their efforts to temporarily restore the 115kV transmission lines at the Pea Island inlet. The structures necessary to support the transmission cable have been erected on both the north and south sides of the inlet. CHEC management is now working with NCDOT’s resident engineer to coordinate a permanent restoration plan for the transmission lines. Management will continue to work with NCDOT as plans to repair Highway 12 are finalized
Residents now on Hatteras Island will be permitted to leave and return
Dare County Emergency Management has made special arrangements to accommodate the requests of residents that are on Hatteras Island who would like to be able to leave for non-emergency personal reasons, and then return.
Residents who want to leave and return must present a driver’s license and obtain a special pass from Dare County Social Services. Passes are available from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, and thereafter between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The special passes will be issued only by Social Services personnel on duty at two locations – the Dare County offices in Frisco and at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center.
Residents who leave should be aware that their re-entry may be congested if they plan to return during the staged re-entry of residents scheduled for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.
New curfew hours for Hatteras Island
The curfew on Hatteras Island remains in effect with new hours announced Friday by the Dare County Sheriff’s Office. Effective immediately, the new curfew hours will be from 12 midnight to 5 a.m. until further notice. During the curfew period, individuals should remain indoors. Those who violate the curfew are subject to criminal prosecution. The curfew also applies to anyone attempting to gain access to Hatteras Island by watercraft or any marine vessel during the curfew period.
The Dare County Sheriff’s Office advises everyone to stay out of the way of utility and other work crews laboring to restore essential services
Vendors Are Requested to Use Special Hours
Vendors carrying commodities to resupply Hatteras Island from Stumpy Point are asked to use the hours of 12 midnight Saturday night, Sept . 3, through 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning and thereafter between 10 p.m. and 4:30 a.m.
Vendors using the early morning ferry routes will help the recovery effort and benefit from a less congested trip with faster turnaround times between Stumpy Point and Hatteras Island. The early morning hours are intended to help vendors avoid being intermingled with the staged re-entry of residents that starts at 6 a.m. beginning Sunday morning.